Prehistoric Dartmoor Walks, walking the Stone Rows and Stone Circles of Dartmoor
Dartmoor Site: Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

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Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Chittaford Down Platform Cairn Circle and Cist

Photo taken on 27-06-2015

OS Map: SX 63687 79463
OS Source: Google
NMR record: SX 67 NW 3
HER record: 5932
Megalithic Portal: 52177
PMD: Chittaford Down
Alternate name: Chittaford Down 3
Short Name: CT:Chittaford
Butler map: 27.18.3
Butler Vol 5: p.160 & Fig.100
Grinsell: LYDFORD 39
Turner: E28
DPD page: 112
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Record Source: Butler
Cist Class: Yes
Cairn Class: Yes
Barrow Report: 57
Dimensions (m): 7.0 x 0.5 C
Notes: Turner E28. Dixon #73. Bar Rep. 57. Butler Chittaford Down 3 - Vol. 2. Map 27.18 (diagram Vol. 5. p.160). Grinsell LYDFORD 39. "A cist about 350 yards north of Archerton House. It has an irregular shape no coverstone and stands in the centre of a 14ft. diameter ruined cairn. There are traces of an enclosing ring of stones. Excavation in 1900 recovered wood charcoal and a worked flint flake from a small pit within the cist. Under the eastern side stone an archer's polished stone wrist guard was found". Lethbridge diagram and photo bottom p.112.
Nearby sites: SX63697946

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